July 12, 2015

Jesus + The Magi

Encountering Jesus Pt. 6

It's Christmas in July! Pastor Heath shares from Matthew chapter 2 - the story of Magi visiting the Christ child.

God often works outside of the box of our religious expectations. And experiencing Jesus is often a struggle due to his apparent elusiveness. So, in order to have real encounters with Jesus, and not something manufactured from going through the motions of religious exercise and/or moral conformity, we must be willing to persevere in our desire to encounter and experience Jesus.

We are often far too easily pleased with shallow religion and with the "safe" Jesus we have manufactured. Like the Magi, encountering the real Jesus requires commitment, thoughtfulness, community, and perseverance.

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